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From: quiltingemi
Date: 07-12-2007, 09:38 PM (1 of 4)
I have made only a pair of garments in my life, so I'm a beginner. I have a pair of pijamas pants that are very worned out and I really like them. I was thinking to rip all the stiches and use the old pijama pants as a pattern. Would this work?

User: quiltingemi
Member since: 06-25-2007
Total posts: 7
From: lendube
Date: 07-12-2007, 10:17 PM (2 of 4)
Absolutely. Just remember to leave extra for the seam allowances and any other place that might have been trimmed.

Good Luck, Lennie :up:
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: MartySews2
Date: 07-12-2007, 11:06 PM (3 of 4)
Welcome to the group. Pajama pants are great for a beginner and there are lots of patterns and fabrics for them on the market. Be sure to let us know of your progress and ask questions if you need help.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: AndreaSews
Date: 07-13-2007, 09:30 PM (4 of 4)
Go for it! Sometimes old and worn clothes don't want to lie flat once they're deconstructed. You can lay some paper tape or duct tape over them along the edges. That will make them easier to trace off. And yes, do trace along the STITCH line and then ADD your own seam allowances. It'll be your favorite sewing pattern!
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
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